shows // The Funky Cuts
The funkiest beats, the most soulful breaks and the best in music chat covering fifty years of black and black influenced music.
Felonious Munk is resident DJ at Southside Soul which meets on the last Saturday of every other month at Pollok ES Club 111 Titwood Road G41 2DG.
twelve inch singles fill the floor.
Today's shows features a selection of 12" singles taken from the bottom shelf in the spare room and should include Kid Creole, Chuck Brown, Peech Boys, and Phyllis Hyman amongst others. A mix of funk, disco, jazz something called Big Beat
All tried and tested on the dance floor and if only I had kept copies of the returns I made to the record companies' promo teams I would be able to give you some contemporary feedback.
Posted at 10:51, 4th March 2014
that's me in the corner
Yesterday I caught the documentary 20 feet from Stardom which according to Bruce Springsteen is a long walk from beside the drums to the front of the stage. This music documentary was being shown as part of Glasgow's Music and Film Festival at the Glasgow Film Theatre and put the spotlight on the backing singers some of whom had made that walk. I could have heard one of them Claudia Lennear on Saturday who sang an acapella version of Oh Happy Day after her interview.
Anyway today's show will perversely feature The Sweet Inspirations, The Blackberries and The Andantes who barely got a mention in the film but are amongst the best of backing singers and certainly The Andantes have been on more hit singles than any of the artists featured in the film .
I would have featured Claudia and Merry Clayton but I sold their records when I was out of work and have never seen a copy for sale (in the raw) since.
Today's Funky Cuts will also feature some 45s not played since I bought them and some disco twelves hidden at the end difficult reach shelf.
Posted at 07:59, 25th February 2014
squeezing twenty great records into sixty minutes
Last Saturday night I was in Ad Lib 111 Hope Street for my monthly session of City Centre Soul and I managed to squeeze in some of the 45s I played last week and tape Mark Robb's set for future use. I've still loads of 45s to play since rediscovering several boxes of seven inch singles as well as some albums that I've neglected since purchase.
Today's show features Junior Wells, Wally Cox, Jewel Akens,Xavier,and Sun Child with album cuts from Lefties Soul Connection, Mayer Hawthorne,Sharon Jones, Dan Penn and the Diplomats of Solid Sounds.
Posted at 10:37, 4th February 2014
a mixed selection of soulful 45s.
The main task of a resident DJ is to find out what the regulars like to dance too and play it. The guest DJ adds the spice of different, maybe new tunes to the clubs dance floor and maybe even a different pace. I was going through some shelves and re discovering tunes that I used to play, tunes that I've put in my play box but never taken them out at the weeknd and records that I'm scratching my head as to why I've never played them out. So why not play them on The Funky Cuts.
Posted at 19:07, 27th January 2014
give the people what they want
Today's Funky Cuts features Give The People What They Want the new album from Sharon Jones and the DapKings along with some funky 45s taken from the top shelf of the Munk record library.
Fellow Subcity broadcaster Boom Monk Ben (no relation) promoted the first gig by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings at the Sub Club in October 2008. One of my top ten gigs
Here's what the Guardian said
"With a little bit of Stax and a whole lot of super-sharp funk, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' new album, Naturally, seems to have been beamed forward from 1966. Listening to their exquisitely appointed retro soul on record there are moments when you wonder at what point tribute becomes pastiche, whether either term actually applies, and if they somehow make the music less real. Then again, as another singer once asked,"Real - compared to what?" See Sharon Jones live and, frankly, anyone who still has time for such fretting deserves the agony."
Posted at 16:14, 21st January 2014